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03rd Mar 2022

8 new movies and shows to watch this weekend that aren’t The Batman

Rory Cashin

Because, let’s be honest, everyone is going to see The Batman.

In case you’ve been living under a rock these last few weeks, one of the biggest movies of the year is out this weekend.

Chances are you’ll be going along to see it – and you should! – but just in case all of the screenings are sold out, or you want to wait until the crowds have died down a bit, there are plenty of alternative options on the big and small screen this weekend.

Here are the new cinema releases, which will all be available on the big screens around Ireland from Friday, 4 March.


Yes, we know, The Batman is out this weekend, and as per our review, it is very, very good.

Check out our interview with Colin Farrell about his role as The Penguin in the new blockbuster right here:


Arguably the best Irish horror ever made (check out our full review here), this Dublin-set scary movie sees a family being torn apart by supernatural forces.

Check out our chat with the movie’s director Kate Dolan and star Carolyn Bracken right here:

And now on to the stuff you can watch at home this week, starting with…


In what looks like a must-watch for fans of Dopesick, this powerful limited series tells the true story of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried), who developed a healthcare technology that made her rich and famous, only to discover that it could be putting millions of patients at risk.

The first three episodes will debut on Disney+ on Thursday, 3 March, with the remainder of the series arriving weekly after that.


A single-take thriller filmed in Ireland that proved to be even more difficult to make than you could imagine.

If you enjoyed the tenseness of Tom Hardy’s Locke, then you’ll likely dig this, too.

The movie arrives on Netflix on Friday, 4 March, and you can check out our interview with the movie’s star Moe Dunford right here:


Yes, we all know (and love?) the story of the Tiger King, but this all-star dramatisation goes in deeper to the feud between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.

All eight episodes of Joe vs. Carole will be available to watch with your NOW Entertainment Membership from Friday, 4 March.


Picking up where the hit first season left us off with the former USS Captain Jean-Luc Picard given a new lease of life, the second season of the series will bring back even more fan favourite characters, including the God-like Q (John de Lancie) and the psychically empowered Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg).

The first episode of the second season of Star Trek: Picard arrives on Friday, 4 March, with the rest of the series arriving each Friday after that.


Toni Collette headlines this adaptation of the hit novel of the same name, telling the story of a woman with a dark past that comes back to haunt her, just as she has begun to settle into a quiet life with her family.

All eight episodes arrive on Netflix on Friday, 4 March.


M. Night Shyamalan’s latest attempt to freak us all out sees a group of holiday-makers escaping to a beautiful, isolated beach, only to discover there appears to be no way back.

Soon enough, they all begin to age at a horrifying speed.

Old is available to watch with your NOW Cinema Membership from Friday, 4 March, and you can check out our chat with M. Night Shyamalan about the movie right here.


The animated spin-off series of the much-loved live-action evil-superheroes season will consist of episodes that will each run no longer than 15 minutes, featuring an incredible voice cast including Awkwafina, Ilana Glazer, Seth Rogen, Justin Roiland, Andy Samberg and Aisha Tyler.

All eight episodes will be available to watch from Friday, 4 March.

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